Shirley Towne

Obituary of Shirley C. Towne

Milton – Shirley C. Towne, 72, died peacefully on Tuesday September 10, 2019 at the McClure Miller Respite House in Colchester surrounded by her loving family.

Shirley was born in Bellows Falls on April 24, 1947, the daughter of Paul and Olive (Roberts) Davis.

She graduated from UVM and received her Master’s Degree from Southern CT State College.

Shirley had worked as the Milton High School Librarian for over 29 years.

Shirley married Greg Towne in Bellows Falls on January 4, 1969.

She loved playing tennis, skiing, and writing.  She was an avid reader and also loved to paint and draw.  She enjoyed classical music, British Comedy, the Boston Red Sox, and her cats.

In addition to Greg, she is survived by her sons Jeremy Towne and his wife Jennifer of El Paso, TX and Asa Towne and his wife Angie of Milton, by her brother Lloyd Davis of Barnstable, MA, her sister Phyllis Davis of Walpole, NH, her sisters-in-law Marilyn Black and husband Bill of Milton and Gloria Geary and husband John of FL., and by numerous cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Shirley’s memory may be made to the National M.S. Society, Greater New England Office, 101A 1st Ave., Waltham, MA 02451

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday September 15, 2019 from 4-7pm at the Minor Funeral Home in Milton. 

A Funeral Service will be held on Monday at 11 am at the United Church of Milton with burial following in the Milton Village Cemetery.

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